The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Taking a holistic approach to resilient infrastructure

UNOPS, Catholic Relief Services and the Royal Government of Cambodia are hosting a regional conference on the important role resilient infrastructure plays in Southeast Asia.

From 11 to 12 December, participants will discuss the importance of infrastructure in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as reflected on the Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025.

Talks will touch on the integration of national and international infrastructure, as well as cost efficiency for the economy.

"Resilient infrastructure systems serve as enablers of development, facilitating the flow of goods and services that are essential for achieving the collective social and economic aspirations of countries across Asia," says Sanjay Mathur, UNOPS Asia Region Director.

Representatives from Southeast Asian Governments, international development banks and donors, technical experts and other partners will explore opportunities for collaboration and funding across the region.

"This conference allows us to share our past experience and explore how we can collectively develop, maintain and sustain the positive impacts of infrastructure on communities in the future," says Greg Auberry, Regional Director for East and South Asia for Catholic Relief Services.

Participants will discuss solutions for improved project design, implementation and maintenance, together with climate change and building in social safeguards for citizens.

"Our aim is to reinforce how critical risk-informed infrastructure planning and design is for achieving sustainable and resilient development outcomes," says Hubert Staberhofer, UNOPS Country Director in Cambodia.

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